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MSNBC
May 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
campaign of his against ted kennedy when he handed a win to newt gingrich in south carolina. the same thing, the criticism of the leadership of bain, and he cannot defend it. now 18 years after kennedy branded him with his work with bain as a liability, the same tactic is showing up with great success. it shows up here. bob schwab who worked with ted kennedy back then with the anti-bain ads and led to kennedy defeating mitt romney in the massachusetts senate race, and also jo walsh, political editor, and this is fun, they used to say with the bayonet, you keep sticking it until you are mushed and when you hit bone, pull back. it seems, bobby, every time you hit him with bain capital, you got mush, and squeeze it and turn around and with the reference to the bayonets and obama is doing the same thing that you did without the bone mat, a matter, and it is just mush in ther there. >> well, he was paralyzed in 1994, and a worker hired boss came to see him in massachusetts, and would not see him, and as a result kept the story a live. this is the central part of his candidacy, he is a mr. fix-it
MSNBC
May 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the record at bain capital like newt gingrich and ted kennedy did. in the rewrite, mitt romney's speech at liberty university. it was the worst case of christian superiority publicly exhibited by a politician in our recent history. certainly no major party nominee has given a speech like this in which he refused to acknowledge the existence of non-christian religions. that's coming up in the rewrite and betty white made a decision. the pifrt political endorsement in her life as an actress to president obama. we will tell you why and see if betty white's endorsement can pull any voters president obama's way. it's very important to understand how math and science kind of makes the world work. in high school, i had a physics teacher by the name of mr. davies. he made physics more than theoretical, he made it real for me. we built a guitar, we did things with electronics and mother boards. that's where the interest in engineering came from. so now, as an engineer, i have a career that speaks to that passion. thank you, mr. davies. >>> it's campaign commencement season on saturday. mitt romn
MSNBC
May 14, 2012 10:00pm PDT
key swing states. the ad deploys a strategy ted kennedy used in the senate race against romney and newt gingrich and his super pac ally used in the lead up to the south carolina republican primary to take down mitt romney. >> a story of greed, playing the system for a quick buck. a group of corporate raiders led by mitt romney. more ruthless than wall street. for tens of thousands of americans, the suffering began. when mitt romney came to town. >> joining me now is national affairs editor and analyst. when mitt romney came to town, they want those words to haunt you. two minutes is a very expensive ad to buy. that's why right now they are only doing it for one day. also you can't -- of the principals is that you can't ask them to watch it twice. that's the one-day buy. i'm sure they will do it at other times. >> shorter versions of that same ad. you mentioned the kennedy race. they went out and found a lot of these workers and cases where the bain experience led to job losses. the obama campaign has known he would be the nominee for months. they had people where they can find
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 1:00am EDT
is back and going after the record at bain capital like newt gingrich and ted kennedy did. in the rewrite, mitt romney's speech at liberty university. it was the worst case of christian superiority publicly exhibited by a politician in our recent history. certainly no major party nominee has given a speech like this in which he refused to acknowledge the existence of non-christian religions. that's coming up in the rewrite and betty white made a decision. the pifrt political endorsement in her life as an actress to president obama. we will tell you why and see if betty white's endorsement can pull any voters president obama's way. - one serving of cheese is the size of four dice. one serving of cereal, a baseball. and one serving of fruit, a tennis ball. - you know, both parties agree. our kids can be healthier... the more you know. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit n
CSPAN
May 27, 2012 9:35pm EDT
a health care plan and standing beside him was ted kennedy. it is really interesting to see kennedy attacking him over this. we know that years later what happened and how it turned out and kennedy was very supportive about what romney did. >> in the same venue where the debate took place. let me show you what governor romney said to "time" magazine. mitt romney in mid-october of 1994 had this to say about his experience in the private sector. >> one of the ads, it has been interesting to watch the ads my opponent has put out. i do not know how to respond to them all. it suggests that my firm discriminates against women in positions of management. nothing could be further from the truth. of the 40 people in our firm, about 10 or so are women. our chief financial officer is a woman. we have women in key positions in the company. the company i ran before that, when i left, i was instrumental in having a woman appointed as the new chairman of the board. when i was chief executive, women were among the senior officers. in my venture capital business as well, you know what the venture ca
PBS
May 27, 2012 3:30pm PDT
ted kennedy's used to say he really resisted the notion that there was some sort of kennedy curse. le would say our family is blessed and a lot of these have had other families experience as well. and mary kennedy's tragic end has prompted her best friend, carrie kennedy, to write about bringing more attention to the problems of clinical depression. so the kennedys always try to take tragedy and make something good come out of it. >> carrie kennedy wrote a moving essay about clinical depression. and the need for treatment and focus on clinical depression as a widespread problem in the united states, which her ed fro okay. the torch is passed. >> this campaign, any campaign, is about the issues and about who goes out there and earns it. >> meet the newest kennedy on the political scene, 31-year- old joseph p. kennedy iii, the grandson of robert f. kennedy and the son of former representative joseph p. kennedy ii. let's note forget his great uncle, president john f. kennedy, and senator ted kennedy. joseph is running for the 4th district congressional set into massachusetts that is vaca
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 1:00am PDT
as a job destroyer. >> the last time the details of how bain did business was when senator ted kennedy used ads like this one against mitt romney in a massachusetts senate race back in 1994. this was a 1994 ad. >> scm, mitt romney's firm bought the company and fired all 350 workers. now some former workers talk about romney's business practices. >> he's cut our wages to put money back into his pocket. >> you're not creating jobs. you're taking them away from us to put money in your pocket. >> he just wants to take money out of your pocket and put it in his. >> i'd like to say to the people of massachusetts, if you think it can't happen to you, think again because we thought it wouldn't happen here either. >> mitt romney lost that senate race by 17 poibtnts. you can see the similarities there between the ad that president obama's campaign is running as of today and what ted kennedy did back in 1994. right now in 2012, mr. romney does not want to run on his record as massachusetts governor. he wants to run on bain. he wants to run on what he did for america at bain. it's because he has put ba
MSNBC
May 18, 2012 2:00pm PDT
to the issue that torpedoed that 1994 senate campaign against ted kennedy when he was handed the win against newt gingrich of south carolina. same thing. his criticism of leadership with bain, he can't defend it. now 18 years after ted kennedy branded his work with bain as a liability, obama's team is invoking the same tact with race success and it shows up here. the man who worked with ted kennedy back then with the anti-bain ads that ultimately led to kennedy defeating mitt romney in the 1994 senate race. this is fun. you have found -- they used to say with a bayonet you stick it in, if you hit bone, you pull it back. it seems, bobby, every time you guys hit him with bain capital, you got mush and you can just squeeze it and turn and around a lot to use an awful reference to bayonets, isn't that true? and romney is doing the same thing you guys did with no bone matter. it's just all mush in there. >> he was paralyzed in 1994. he didn't respond at all for days. a bus came to massachusetts, tried to see him. he wouldn't see them and as a result he kept the story alive. this goes to the centr
FOX News
May 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
ran for senate against ted kennedy, he said i'm for the left of ted kennedy on gay right issues. ted kennedy is for gay marriage. the flip-flopping is the typical flip-floper, mitt romney. >> eric: this is not a flip-flop from sunday to monday. i'm talking about flip-flop from 2008 when he said i'm for a marriage between one man and one woman. >> bob: do you think he was for gay marriage? >> eric: i don't know. >> bob: yes, he did. >> dana: everybody has issues with this. the thing is, the question is on the politics of it, president obama really, if it's evolving, then, okay, maybe he is going to have to rethink that. the worry is, this is all politics. this comes down. >> bob: romney isn't about politics? >> dana: i'm not saying it's not. i said it is politics. both candidates are going to have to answer this question. >> eric: where is he? can president obama tell where you say he is, in his own words of may 7, 2012, whether he is for or against it? >> bob: i think he would say he's against that. romney refused to comment on it. >> eric: commander-in-chief, let us know where you a
MSNBC
May 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
romney has not come up with a response to the issue that torpedoed his campaign against ted kennedy. criticism for his leadership of bain. he cannot defend it. 18 years later after they branded the work as a liability, he is using the same tactic with great success and it shows up here. the man that worked with ted kennedy back there with the anti-bain adds that lead to defeating romney. look, this is fun, you have found -- they used to say you stick it in if you get mush, you keep sticking it in, when you hit bone you got it. it's like mush and you can squeeze and turn it around a lot. isn't that true? obama is doing the same thing you did with no bone matter, it's just all mush in there. >> he was perilized in 1994. he did not respond for days. the workers came to massachusetts and tried to see him, and as a result he kept the story alive. this goes to the central rationale of his candidacy. it shreds the idea that he is a businessman and a mr. fix it for the economy. it's going to move from what he did to his positions on public policy like destroying medicare, being a governor 4
ABC
May 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
will be about. >> why? because in 1994 ted kennedy use the same tactic to beat romney. they practically mirror images and interviews. >> making money for your investors romney did very well. that is not the president was a job. the president has a different job. >> nevertheless, mitt romney's team is digging its heels and on this one. a spokesperson told me that " unlike president obama, these democrat leaders recognize 23 million americans struggling to find work." we will be seeing and hearing a lot more about this the route the campaign. >> see what an overnight rocket launch means for the international space station. >> we continue to keep an eye on the signs for more rain. >> 111 days until the season opener for the redskins. but there is nothing like a hockey game to put you into a good mood. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smler portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know
Current
May 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
than ted kennedy. >> yeah. >> which is really convenient because that's the sort of attitude that people are going to experience. we are going to need hospital visitation rights. >> yeah. >> maybe if it is a head injury. >> basically he is down to the point, look, if you want to live like jack tripper, with two female roommates, and mr. furly upstairs i think that that is probably appropriate, but aside from that, no gay relationships. [ laughter ] >> you made a serious point. i think you were talking about younger people but i just thought what an historic moment this was. that's what made me cry. in a year we have had all of these gay suicides of kids, you go oh my god this is the day that americans can wake up and a gay kid is sitting somewhere, and go i can grow up marry the person i love serve my country. it was really i think a stunning moment in the civil rights battle of our time. don't you think? >> yeah, it gets better honestly. last night before i went to bed, i was sitting there thinking is this kind of historic. i ended up tweeting hey, guys r
CSPAN
May 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
watching ted kennedy and the senate appeared in my last book, i wanted to write about the senate and its history and power. in order to get a feeling for the institution itself, i would sit week after week in the room trying to absorb how it worked. meant to america. anything, he writes "no." sometimes he writes "no out." he said that meant he was never getting anything from lyndon johnson. >> that was when he was head of the congressional campaign decide how much money to give. what does it reveal? >> all power corrupts. i do not think that is always true. i think what is always true is that power reveals. case of lyndon johnson. power does not always corrupt. they can cleanse. moving the senate. they had the representatives. you see it within my first book. >> talking about four books, were you the maddest? number of times. >> and why? follow some of johnson's methods things he did to get campus blackmailing a student. it is disgusting. in the second volume, you see, the second book is about a stolen election. america. election and you see the negative campaigning, you get angry. johns
ABC
May 16, 2012 11:35pm PDT
over their own destinies anymore than anybody else does. >> three years ago, the death of ted kennedy reminded us of how the last surviving brother had fallen from grace when he drove a car off a bridge, killing a young woman in 1969. his quest over the last 30 years to live up to a failing ideal. the sons and daughters of those brothers have suffered too, born into what has been called america's royal family. patrick kennedy, the son of ted, spoke to abc's christiane amanpour about his own struggles with addiction, after he crashed his car while a u.s. congressman. >> i don't recall much about the night. i do know that i was under the spell of addiction. and when you're under the spell of addiction, you're just an accident waiting to happen. >> reporter: many in patrick's generation have worked valiantly to carry on their parents' legacy of public service. robert kennedy jr among them. he's a passionate and ut spoken environmentalist who has fought legal battles on behalf of a dozen franchises. after 16 years of marriage, he and his wife had separated. she had struggled mightily with
CNN
May 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. keeping them honest though, back when romney was running for senate against ted kennedy in massachusetts, romney positioned himself as the gay rights candidate. romney met with the log cabin club in massachusetts and in a letter dated october 6, 1994, wrote, quote, i am more convinced than ever before that as we speak to establish -- as we seek to establish full equality for america's gay and lesbian citizens, i will provide more effective leadership than my opponent. full equality, his words. romney writes also, if we're to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. my opponent cannot do this. i can and will. a promise from mitt romney for full equality for gays and lesbians. now, one might ask how that can be reconciled with romney's long standing position that same-sex marriage should not be legal? what does full equality mean if not fully enjoying the rights of all citizens including the right to marry? well, in a fox news debate in december, moderator chris wallace brought up the log cabin letter and asked the following question. ta
CNN
May 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
romney was running for senate against ted kennedy in massachusetts, romney positioned himself as the gay rights candidate. romney met with the log cabin club in massachusetts and in a letter dated october 6, 1994, wrote, quote, i am more convinced than ever before that as we speak to establish -- as we seek to establish full equality for america's gay and lesbian citizens, i will provide more effective leadership than my opponent. full equality, his words. romney writes also, if we're to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for days an lesbians a mainstream concern. my opponent cannot do this. i can and will. now, one might ask how that can be reconciled with romney's long standing position that same-sex marriage should not be legal? what does it mean? well, in a fox news debate in december, moderator chris wallace brought up the log cabin letter and asked the following question. take a look. >> so you are still more of a champion of gay rights than ted kennedy was? >> i do not believe in discriminating in their sexual orientation. i believe as a republican i had a chance to
CSPAN
May 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
four children -- so the combination of everything. at the time ted kennedy was chairman of the committee, so there were two people that i couldn't wait to see in person hear what they sounded like and talk to them. c-span: when was the first time you ever had a lengthy conversation with him? >> guest: it would have been sometime during the back end of 1979 or during 1980. i'm sorry to say i don't remember the very first conversation. it would have been in the context of judiciary committee matters. when i really started to think more about him as having a fascinating story was 1981, after he became chairman of the judiciary committee. as everyone recalls, 1980 not only brought president reagan to the white house, but the senate went from democratic hands to republicans. and you went from having ted kennedy as chairman of the judiciary committee to strom thurmond as chairman of the judiciary committee, and, you know, ideologically, on the surface, you couldn't really get too much different ends of the spectrum. c-span: you were in north carolina for how long? >> guest: ne
FOX News
May 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
marriage when he was running against ted kennedy. but once somebody beats up and cuts the hair off a gay man at 15, you have to question. >> first of all, the guy wasn't gay according to his family. >> he was gay and we know he was gay. >> you are going to excuse homophobic behaver? >> his family said it was untrue and stop talk about it. >> they said they didn't want to make a political issue out of it. >> did you play any banks on a person in high school? >> not cutting his hair because he was gay. >> first of all you don't know it was true, romney denied it and the sources, some have been proven false. >> and the drug issue of obama is relevant? is that your standard. >> no he put it out before he ran for president. i give it -- him credit for putting it on the table. >> the media put it out there. it wasn't blown up. >> different standards whether sex, drugs, rock and roll. there's another standard for democrats and another for republicans. you have sex in the office, no problem. >> only conservatives and -- they flip-flop. >> they einvolve. >> mitt romney about when he said he was t
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, in 1994, when he ran in the ted kennedy race, said he would be better for gay rights than ted kennedy was. that may have been a plausible thing to write considering ted kennedy, but he has things like trying to drive his base in this election, but mitt romney has taken a seat in many parts of this election to gain an appeal seat. yes, it's definitely the fact that the conservative right has reacted more strongly to this than mitt romney has in the course of the last several days. does romney see it in his interest to exploit that or not? i think the romney campaign believes that any day not spent talking about the economy is a wasted day politically. i think they ought to leave this alone because they think the economy is a winning issue. so they may not try to explore this and try not to drive it away from this campaign like so many previous campaigns have been. >> i don't believe romney will try to exploit it, but there will be surrogates out there in a very targeted way. as you know, carl rove was very good, and in key states like florida and ohio, all those things that will target spe
CSPAN
May 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
it possible. we add ted kennedy and orrin hatch they were not moderate they knew how to compromise. that is a lesson of that time. we should have paid more attention. [laughter] >> health care act is another. the her minute campaign and august recess at the lot to do with it to have political support. >> i think it is interesting to compare the tax reform act it is very interesting. what i find interesting with the bipartisan tax reform act was just as hard to get health care through with a one-party. and almost no possibility of bipartisanship and it was a game of chicken. the pending if you ask republicans or democrats you blame the other party saying there republicans more to the right and democrats to the left although they did not seriously entertain tort reform. they know it was not to their political advantage. they did not have relationships. is not surprising joe biden and mitch mcconnell sat down together. not true with health care reform. >> reason to become that way. so for all sides to create a crisis? >> they got the agreement but it to was a real crisis. but talk abo
CSPAN
May 27, 2012 1:15am EDT
before the house and the senate and the opportunity to testify before bet ted kennedy's committee. terrain the confirmation hearing of what they said the other showed how they had voted. they did not appear to be the same individual according to senator kennedy use words. my case is not the only one day have reversed the law. was invited by the president. but we're doing radiation and chemotherapy at my house i am flying back and forth the coalition and kept me up there. three-year four days a week. i would be up at 5:00 a.m. with the call and radio program, a tv spot and heading republicans as well as democrats. the ledbetter act is bipartisan. the fundamental right to to be paid we are legally entitled to. when i walked off the stage i could see the tears on the women space and then then it got it. reporters said when did you endorse obama? i said tonight to. i knew john mccain said the women's problem we did not have enough education training. i could not let that go. it was a record deal. it took 18 months but it failed by two boats. of republic day show democrats and republic
CSPAN
May 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in congress, in the senate. ted kennedy and oren hatch to move a piece of legislation called the religious freedom restoration act which passed in 1993 overwhelm league and the congress sought to legislatively reinstate the compelling interest least restrictive means standard. a few years later, the supreme court gets to say thank you congress. we get the last word. in 1997, it strikes down the religious freedom restoration act, at least so far as it applies to state laws. in the city of bernie versus flores case. in one of its early rehnquist court era decisions designed to contract federal power -- federal congressional power to some degree with regard to the states. so the right/left coalition gets back together. okay. the supreme court struck down rifra. let's get back together and write a new law which we can pass through congress which will try to tailor to the new principles, the supreme court put forward in the bernie case. well, then the fishers began to become evident. the coalition, again, stretching from the acl tou the southern baptist convention, the reform jewish denominatio
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